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Apr 6, 2010 1:00am EDT
concern is if we don't shore up the fundamentals of america's vitality we could find ourselves being eclipse. this is a book saying america let's wake up and rise to the occasion and rebuild our strength and provide for our kids and their kids. >> host: cardis this seems to be severely parts of the book a critique of president obama. it has caught the attention of people around washington of his hour reach our specific muslim nations are "kindling " who hate america and wish it america of the worst to when he made an enormous bear their purchases of the the and our national interest by carrying out the first act of the presidency a form of apology tour saying america has been derisive comment dismiss have come in america it is there again now listening to the concerns of others and america has dictated to other nations per barrel i don't think that is historically accurate we have been freeing others but i think it created the impression that our conviction and principles is wavering it is not part of that was a mistake and instead that a foreign policy consistent with the value of s
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Apr 6, 2010 7:30am EDT
defense from poland and the czech persian gulf led those great friends to be very concerned about america's willingness to stand with them. and at the same time, perhaps designed to reset relations with russia as the president indicated. we got nothing for it from russia. so i'm afraid the steps that he took have confused our friends. made our foes, if you will, continue headlong. in some cases in a course that's not helpful to the world. you have both iran pursuing its nuclear folly headlong. north korea, of course, did nuclear tests. even as the president was speaking carried out various tests. this is in my opinion an indication that they felt the president was not going to be a strong defender of american values and american principles. human rights, democracy, free trade, free enterprise, those words of apology and those statements i think have emboldened those who find us as a weakened enemy. >> host: in the book you make the argument that it's important to keep america strong and keep america as a leading presence in terms of world affairs. and in specific in dealing with iran, for
CSPAN
Apr 2, 2010 2:30am EDT
of america. that's going to start this year. we're inspired by stories like this. [applause] starting this year, all the insurance plans will be required to offer free preventive care and starting this year, this may interest some of you here. if you are a young person who doesn't have insurance, or doesn't have a job that offers insurance, you're going to be able to stay on your parents' insurance policy until you're 26 years old, starting this year. [applause] starting this year. so -- now you're welcome. thanks, shellie and mike. they voted for it. [applause] this year, seniors who fall into the coverage gap known as the doughnut hole, they are going to receive $250 to help pay for prescriptions and that is just the first step. what we're going to be doing is over the next several years, closing that gap completely and i want seniors to know -- [applause] i want seniors to know despite some of the stuff that has been said out there, these reforms don't cut into your guaranteed benefits. they eliminate co-payments and deductables for preventive care like checkups and mammograms. you
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Apr 5, 2010 10:00pm EDT
this was america's holiday from history. we wish history had stopped the way they have been in the past but the truth is that some of these powers have great ambitions in becoming world superpowers is not becoming the dominant player on the stage. you mentioned that first russia. we thought russia had boston we had one and we didn't need to worry about them but russia's energy resources are so extraordinarily rich that they are able to use that wealth to reestablish their military might they have more natural gas than anyone in the world. they tie us for coal reserves. they sold more energy last year than saudi arabia so they are using that extraordinary wealth and hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue to help rebuild the military that can be competitive with their own. it is a long way from there today but that is what they are intending to do. >> host: i think you also write that they are supportive of iran because they would be even more control over the world's energy supply. >> guest: as russia looks at their strategy and their attempt to reassert themselves as the leading, or
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Apr 5, 2010 9:30pm EDT
and they created the most productive economy in latin america for the last 20 years and it is not a equipped to this country his wife. it is overwhelmingly white. i agree with you completely. argentina, look at what they have done over the last five or six years. i agree with you completely. it is is not a questions these countries are white but i do think there is, having said that, there is still a step in the industrial process that we never took and i think this happened in the 40s. we never sort of recognized our elites, our political class was clear they were never going to let what happened in europe where you have a working-class movement, a viable working-class movement, they were never going to look-- let that happen so if you look at the taft-hartley bill and we talked a little head about this in the book, but if you look at that that was intended to make sure we never had-- that is one of the reasons we don't have health care because wherever you have single-payer health care you have viable, robust unions so i think you are right. i agree completely, raises a huge component but
CSPAN
Apr 4, 2010 1:30pm EDT
, and the university of dallas. his books include, "the master list," self and society in modern america," religion returns to the public square," faith in public policy in america, "and figures in the carpet, finding a human person in the american past." he is a senior fellow at the ethics and public policy center. a senior scholar at the woodrow wilson center. and senior fellow of trinity form. let's welcome bill mcclay to address sources of renewal in the 21st century. [applause] >> thank you. i was just giving them my honest opinion. i think it was william blake that said, the road of all it leads to the palace of wisdom. i am committing as many follies as i can. since i am the last speaker, maybe i should let you in on what we all know about chuck. you may not know the rest of the story. you probably do not know he was born in a log cabin and raised by wolves. [laughter] the wildest part of western wyoming. went on to -- well... [laughter] ken will have to come back next year for the rest of the story. -- you will have to come back next year. it has been a rough time for conservatives, for man
CSPAN
Apr 3, 2010 10:30am EDT
america's -- americans have waited long enough for the energy security they have been promised for decades. it was in 1970 when president nixon first coined the term "energy independence" and president since then have promised to deliver on the goal. and yet today, america and america's families are still filling their cars with fuel from deserts' that are half a world away. our economies still rides at the highs and lows of the world oil prices and our children are asking, will we still be behind the same old energy policy of the past four years, or is now the time for change? president obama has made nuclear that we are not here to do what is easy. we're here to do what is right. to make the hard choices, to succeed where others have failed by finally cutting america's dependence on foreign oil, building a clean energy economy that is more secure and more prosperous, and protecting our children from the dangers of pollution. since president obama took office, we have made great progress toward this goal. we have made the largest investment in renewable energy in our history and we're fig
CSPAN
Apr 6, 2010 2:00pm EDT
-span program since 1987. this c-span video library, cables latest gift to america. >> we will look at u.s. race relations with marks from martin luther king iii. he spoke at a symposium last month posted by the constitution center in philadelphia. this is one hour and 40 minutes. >> is my pleasure to open up the inauguration of what we intend will be an annual symposium on race. before we get started i want to thank the john f. foundation for generously underwriting tonight's program. two years ago then senator barack obama stood on this stage and delivered one of the most important speeches of that campaign election. some people would argue one of the most important speeches ever said in america. in that speech the original that he used is now in our core exhibition signed by barack obama. he challenged the american people to face the complexities of race in this country. to acknowledge the racial stalemate we have been stuck in four years. for many citizens, this resonated powerfully. the message that by working together we can move past racial wounds and continue on a path towards a more per
CSPAN
Apr 6, 2010 1:30am EDT
with those who are the blame america first crowd but does not stand as the strong indication that america has values that we recognize our enduring and right for us and others who are willing to obtain them. that does not mean we force our will on other nations but it does mean we stand beside those of other nations to seek freedom. >> host: when you hear that criticism of the bush and administration to find weapons of mass destruction of our diplomacy being too aggressive or too high handed come and get them and all that kind of thing don't you think there are those who might be wary of aggressive foreign policy? >> host: there is a middle posture where one does not have to be seen as being timid and the defense of american values. or moving to access. you don't want to speak loudly and carry a small stick and there is a posture are showing american strength and ideals fall by their our commitments and standing with our friends and allies and i think president bush did so time and again made it clear we would stand with our allies and people who oppose us would receive was strong response of
CSPAN
Apr 29, 2010 6:31pm EDT
that this large can bring about radical change in this nation. a change in the very idea of america and what it's all about. for the first time in our history, generations of americans could be facing a future less bright than the past. for our kids there would be fewer jobs, greater burden, more insecurity and a diminished dreams and one of the american ideals since the first explorers set foot in this country americans have believed that this country of ours is an exceptional place with exceptional possibilities. we've done the basis of the ever expanding horizons. without that, what would america be? politics in this democracy of ours has always been a tough business. we've been known the loss in our david imagine how much more brutal our politics will become when they are a fight among factions simply to hold onto their piece of the shrinking economic pie. and one of america's leadership in the world for a century now the world has looked to america to light the way and to keep it safe. but how can we lead effectively when we are more and more of to our eyeballs and higher to nations that m
CSPAN
Apr 1, 2010 10:00pm EDT
and the united states of america and that will start this year. [applause] we are inspired by stories like yours. [applause] starting this year, all new insurance plans will be required to offer free preventive care and starting this year, this may interest some of you, if you are a young person who does not have insurance or does not have a job that offers insurance, you are going to be able to stay on your parents' insurance policy until you are 26 years old. [applause] starting this year. [applause] >> thank you. >> you are welcome. [applause] >> this year, seniors will fall -- seniors who fall into the donut hole will receive $250 to help pay for prescriptions and that is just the first that because we will be closing that gap completely. [applause] >> i want seniors to know that despite some of the stuff that has been set out there, these reforms to not cut into your guaranteed benefits. they eliminate deductibles and co-payments for preventive care like checkups and mammograms. you will be getting those for free now. [applause] aarp supported this bill because it is good for seniors. it is
CSPAN
Apr 6, 2010 12:00am EDT
america in this age of all. language and is most molecular form, its identity, that is nothing more than the memory and that we have the their experience store passed down to us from people in our tribe that experienced that it. it is the root and of the focus of who we are. then what do we need from our leadership? that the idea of identity and provides aa distinct political character. that is one of the things we identified, they show this very clear the. first thing is that african-americans are the most liberal voting bloc in the country. . . very clear the. by city the most liberal city in the country is detroit and the most conservative city is somewhere in utah. so it's a function of the language of race is one of liberation. we want to be freed. so you see that sort of the political consciousness. now, one of the first things we see and we talk about this in the book the economic policy of black people this keynesian which means we see that government -- we see the government plays a role in economics. i haven't seen a pulled yet but i'd sure if there was one order is one out the
CSPAN
Apr 2, 2010 10:30am EDT
agree with, maybe military, freedom of speech. what is another strength that america has that no one else will think of? we thought, oh, the free market economy. people do not often think about that when they think about the great things about america. obviously, this is one of the great things about america. we decided to make that our topic. as it turned up, we to -- we were able to find a lot of small and large business owners that we were able to interview. >> what did you learn from your interviews? >> i learned a lot about what it takes to start a business. when we interviewed the business owners, we did not really focus on what kind of forms you have to fill out. it was more like, what you as a person has to go through to start a business. three of the people we interviewed told us that anyone can start a business as long as you have the appropriate amount of determination and drive off. -- and drive. about what one told us was the most true. he said, not everyone can start a business. it takes an incredible amount of determination and motivation. not everyone has that. >> you
CSPAN
Apr 6, 2010 6:30am EDT
, not one of them is in cuba. can america's a that? while lee is watching, obama takes a step closer to the presidency and an african proverb comes to mind. one of his black countrymen often try to describe the dilemma in the post-apartheid era got a stone but not a not to crack, not a not a that no stone to correct it with. the south majority government built homes for the people what left them without money to pay the rent provide them with running water but shut off the top when they couldn't be the bill to replace the names of bullheaded white segregationists and the the schoolhouses with those of black liberation heroes but didn't replace the shoddy roofs. order companies to hire blacks but permitted them to slash wages. so it goes for the new south africa where a small white minority continues to inhabit a split country, splendid country that is for all intensive purposes canada while three-quarters of the population resides in the country with living conditions similar to those of kenya or zambia. it's almost as if black south africans vanquishing the partite only apply to the
CSPAN
Apr 5, 2010 8:00pm EDT
of the most important speeches ever said it in america. in that speech, the original that he used is now an hour core exhibition, signed by barack obama. he challenged the american people to face the complexity of race in this country. to make knowledge, as you heard, the racial stalemate we have been stuck with for years. for many citizens, his message resonated powerfully, the message that by working together, we could move past racial wounds and continue on a path toward a more perfect union. after president obama's election, at the notion of the post-racial election seemed to move inevitably toward the forefront of the national constant justness -- consciousness. people last, it isn't america post-racial? and there was a flurry of editorializing. these conversations have continued. the idea of the post-racial america have been proclaimed in many ways, a fallacy, a goal, an open question -- but one thing is clear. this historic election of our nation's first african-american president has not taken us, as he said, beyond racial divisions in a single election cycle. tonight we commemor
CSPAN
Apr 3, 2010 10:00am EDT
on america and the courts, in court on a hypothetical case on whether someone can be denied a vexing. -- a vaccine. america and the courts today at 7:00 p.m. eastern here on c- span. c-span -- >> c-span, our public affairs content is available on television, radio and online and you can also connect with those on twitter, facebook, and youtube, and son of for schedule e-mails at c-span.org. >> president obama, a bill into law that makes changes to the recently passed health care bill and allows government to extend recommending to college students, eliminating the role of commercial banks. we begin with comments by jill biden, the wife of vice president joe biden. this is about 35 minutes. >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the president of the united states, accompanied by a doctor jill -- accompanied by dr. jill biden. [applause] >> good morning, everyone. and thank you for being here today. i'm jill biden and i am honored to be a community college instructor. [applause] i have been a teacher for almost three decades and a community college instructor for almost 16 years. in f
CSPAN
Apr 7, 2010 12:00am EDT
have a hard time understanding because we are the united states of america, and i had a hard time understanding until i started turning over every stone to see what authorities we had the there was no authority to guarantee liabilities or to put capital into the institutions. but any event, i'm not sure what -- the british were -- i had said in the book i used rasht language when i was disappointed but as i sit in the book as i reflected on it, they obviously had their own issues they were looking at and the regulator it was for them a very difficult decision to let one of their banks go ahead and in the middle of a run lehman brothers step in and make the acquisition and be confident they had the wherewithal to do that. limited part in a much smaller transaction and i think it was tuesday or wednesday of the british authorities said if you have an account with lehman keeping securities there you couldn't take it out. they froze the accounts basically, which i gather came as a surprise, came as a big surprise to me. >> that was i think that shocked the markets. my recollection is
CSPAN
Apr 3, 2010 11:00am EDT
and that -- america and the courts, the case on whether non-u.s. citizens can be denied a vaccine. today, 7:00 p.m. on c-span. >> flexible policies actually make employees more productive. instead of spending time worrying about what is happening at home, your employees have the support and the peace of mind that they desperately need to concentrate on their work. >> watch something on c-span that you'd like to share with friends? at a news c-span video library, you can search it, watch it, and share its. over one added 60,000 hours of video from yesterday or last year. -- 160,000 hours of video from yesterday or last year. >> up next, a former united nations ambassador john bolton on american sovereignty and the u.s. russia nuclear arms control agreement. this is just over an hour. >> we welcome those who are joining us on the web site and to ask that everybody in house check that cell phones have been turned off as a courtesy to our presenter. we will oppose the program within 24 hours on the heritage website for everyone's future reference and our internet viewers are always welcome to e- mai
CSPAN
Apr 3, 2010 9:00pm EDT
disciplines. each operates a uniquely with basically only to other institutions in america -- the international institute of health in the national science foundation, where we allocate federal funds based on peer review. we believe -- we bring the best and brightest in various fields to assess projects or grants of one kind or another. so when you ask about goals one is to preserve the institution as it has come into being. it has developed a wonderful track record. beyond that, there are challenges of the time. i have made to initiatives that are not exactly goals, but there is a thin line between a goal and an initiative. one i call putting a greater emphasis on what it is that makes a people a people and what it is that makes people differentiated. we are a society that has a wondrous national culture but we are also a mosaic of subcultures. so understanding ourselves is very important. we are looking at a world in which there are huge numbers of cultures, some widely disparate. most of these large cultures have many subcultures. so one of the great questions is -- can
CSPAN
Apr 6, 2010 3:00am EDT
and on the campaign trail even when you go out into america what passed for journalism was going to a donner. during iowa caucuses as opposed to knocking on doors so that's the kind of reporting jon and i have done over the years and that's the kind of -- that is kind of where we come from this. this book was sort of two years ago, i mean a year or so ago when barack obama was elected president there were a lot of teams hope, change and a number of other things. one of the things they were talking about, when we start talking about black people the discussion was black people think this and it was one black people terry talked about with him representing white people and black people think this. this book was meant to turn the camera the other way and look at the crowd and say who are these folks and what do they think and what they came up with a lot of different things. and so we've talked to union workers. we've talked to offenders and people who were business owners who don't want their taxes cut and so a lot of people have a lot of different opinions about the world. one of the chapters -- the
CSPAN
Apr 6, 2010 7:00am EDT
of him? much more distancing of him at this point in time? >> black america is not going throw barack obama away. because they understand their own experience. and you look at the polls even today where there is skepticism, black america is not going to throw him away. they've been in this country too long and they understand -- they understand that some of the -- what's thrown at him is not legitimate. i'm not saying that's good thing. they may not be in their best interest to do but none of the polls so far suggest that black america is going to distance themselves in any real way from barack obama at this point. >> yeah. i agree with robert completely. i don't think you're ever going to see the black support for barack obama dip below -- certainly below 80%. but i do think this. i don't think if things continue the way they're going, and i think they're going to, i don't think they are going to turn out for him in the next election. and, you know, the -- our presidential elections are not that complicated. there's a few states. i'm from indiana. he won't win indiana -- if the vote
CSPAN
Apr 6, 2010 6:00am EDT
-authors of "a day late and a dollar short" high hopes and deferred dreams and obama as opposed racial america. facebook recently in washington for a little more than an hour. >> okay. my name is terry michael from the center of politics and journalism which is a very pleased to co-sponsor this event tonight. i have the honor of having brought robert pierre to washington under the politics and journalism semester program he was in the inaugural class and fall of 1989. we are now in the 22nd year with about 500 alumni and robert represents all of the alumni on the board of directors. he joined judy woodruff and mike mccurry and juan williams and a number of others who run why have to answer to the board of directors of the center. robert king to the program from louisiana state university. he was a junior and he went back to school and entered the school paper and then for a while he thought about getting a master's in business education, but the "washington post" saved him from the fate of personal wealth by recruiting him as a reporter for the post and now she labors under the slave wages of
CSPAN
Apr 2, 2010 1:00pm EDT
colonial times, immigrants from around the growth have traveled to america to seek their fortunes. from the industrial revolution to the great depression, the united states has had their share of ups and downs. whether she is experiencing a recession or an economic boom, america remains the land were opportunity is abundant. >> we really kind of stumbled into it. when i was in high school, my business partner was a junior. we were in a band and we wanted to make our own band shirts, but we did not want to pay anyone to do it. he bought some supplies and we'd made to our own frame, are less green at of just would that be cut. we stressed the mesh over it and did everything very primitive glee. -- primitive. we started printing for some other bands. we started doing some stuff with schools just for fun. we ask my dad for a mini loan and he gave it to us. >> i decided to open a gourmet pasta company because it has been in my family for three generations. we are third-generation. it has been in our family since 1926 someone to carry on the tradition. >> i found something for me to retire to
CSPAN
Apr 5, 2010 10:30pm EDT
to revive this american economy because you see that as one of the pillars of america's global strength? .. he shares responsibility as well. for the economic distress which has occurred. i think in this president, president obama has not been as effective as he could have been helping us about of the distress. he frankly scared the heck out of the private-sector. when you say you're going to raise taxes next year that scares investors. when you say we are going to have cap-and-trade that is going to cause to pull back. when you take away the right to vote for speaker about for a union that scares away not only workers and employers and a trillion dollar deficits obviously frightens the financial sector and anyone who needs money to grow and thrive so it's been a policy which hasn't been as effective as it could have been but longer term the foundations of the economic vitality freely to the entrepreneurialism of america, the educational base of the country, the family formation in investments parents make in children, energy independence, they come together to form the basis of economi
CSPAN
Apr 6, 2010 8:00am EDT
. >> this is a book about america and my concerns about our economy. mike concern thy concern that wg that foundation. i don't get into homeland security because they don't relate to those economic foundations that i felt was appropriate. has to my views on my faith i am proud of my religion. i'd don't try to distance myself from it. for some people i am sure it is a problem because they don't know the faith very well. for others they value the fact that i am a person of religious belief but for the great majority of the american people they don't care what religion someone belongs to. they are pleased to select somebody based on their skills, the most important issues that may exist. >> you don't think you might be being pollyanna share. one of your opponents was mocking of mormonism and the devil is jesus's brother and that kind of thing at a certain percentage of americans especially evangelicals seem to view mormonism as not a christian faith. >> i think there will be some people for whom that is an issue and i won't be able to do much about that. that is just the reality of political life. there
CSPAN
Apr 5, 2010 9:00pm EDT
who you are in order to be liked by others, and that is okay, too. it is just living in america. >> partly because i am a journalist. i am here to interpret and analyze and tell you what the facts are, not to tell you what i think you should do. there is plenty of that and you did not need me to do it. >> bowhead. >> i was just going to say it -- to go ahead. -- >> go-ah ahead. >> i was just going to say on almost every issue we are disproportionate -- disproportionately represented on almost every thing. the community has acted to bring others into the consciousness. i agree with dr. lomax. if these things that the president and congress are proposing are enacted, then it does, in fact, benefit to the entire community, but certainly it benefits the african-american community. >> i want to step in and throw a slightly different dimension into this conversation. just a few months ago, leading civil and laborites organizations, among them the naacp criticized national -- criticized prison of, for not putting an employment and joblessness at the top of the -- crescent -- criticized
CSPAN
Apr 1, 2010 11:00pm EDT
in america is about $50,000 a year. that means that under our present imprudent, status quo, do nothing path, the typical american household has a second or third mortgage equal to 10 times their household income, but no house to back that mortgage. this is our fiscal future under our do nothing path. the line represents revenues as a percentage of the economy. the bars represent spending. if the bar is above the line, which is in every time period, that is the deficit. the fastest-growing cost is interest on the federal debt. within 12 years, the single largest line item in the federal budget without an increase in interest rates will be interest on the federal debt. if interest on the federal debt increases by 200 basis points or 2%, then the only thing the federal government will be able to in 25 years is pay interest on the federal debt. that is how bad the numbers are. it is a simple four-letter word called math. this is what our debt as a percentage of the total economy has been in the past, and what it looks like in the future. this is not possible. we must demonstrate that we underst
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Apr 3, 2010 1:00am EDT
doing so would cause real conflict with america's foreign policy interests. i think more important for me than others because of my previous position. number two, whenever possible, we try to work with pepfor, and we have a very good relationship with them. i argued that he should allow those funds to buy the least expensive generic drug, and we reached an agreement which he honored, which is if the medicines that we sell in 70 countries that serve 2 million of those four million people greg treatment, that if they passed f.d.a. scrutiny, pepfore money could be used. my goal is not to go somewhere where my being there causes problem for american foreign policy, and working with the country on the ground as well as with the host government. if i might, senator, i think the work that bill and i do, and that many others do, is intrinsically good for america's foreign policy. look, it doesn't matter who is the president. you see now president obama being criticized by some of the people who criticized president bush who said he is not as different from president bush as i wanted him to
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Apr 6, 2010 6:00pm EDT
on america's highways in general. the question that i have is what reason can you give us this -- that we should not think that the recent recent toyota recall that would not replay itself was any other automobile dealer that puts -- manufactures automobile for america's highways. can you -- what reason can assure us that this toyota recall is really just something that is aberration as it relates to automobile safety? >> i would say this, mr. chairman, that the toyota recall while wide ranging is indicative of how n.h.t.s.a.'s uses its authority in a way to get to the bottom of something. when the secretary of transportation took office and at the time it was acting administration tour, they were observing certain issues with toyota and they felt so strongly about it that mr. metford went to japan to inform toyota that they did not feel that toyota was holding up its obligations to inform and interact with n.h.t.s.a. in a way to address safety concerns and recall concerns. that was a beginning, that effort began, actually on december 15th. it was the day of my confirmation hearing which
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Apr 2, 2010 9:30am EDT
of the best selling books "the century" and "in search for america." todd has also taught journalism, documentary film, and constitutional law as a visiting professor at wesleyan university and he is a knight fellow at yale law school. it's my pleasure to introduce him now. ladies and gentlemen, please join me in welcoming todd brewster. [applause] >> thank you, david, and welcome everybody, to our main event for the peter jennings project. it's a joy to be addressing you all, introducing this main event, could be received if partner high pressure with the center for oral history. you occasionally hear army officers about how war ought tore left to the warriors and civil affairs to the civil politicians. you also here "war is politics" by other means, hence the dilemma. where should the line properly fall between civil and military affairs. the framers negotiated this path with a delicate penmanship. the constitution gives power to congress to provide and maintain a navy, but an army must be reappropriated every two years, so fearful were hadell madison and hamilton that a standing a
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Apr 4, 2010 8:30pm EDT
] is this the end of race of america? we know it is not at the turn of the 21st century it was starting to look that way back in 2000. remember that? in 1997 the american association of physical anthropologist urge the american government to phase out the use of waste in the data category and the substitute ethnic categories instead. geneticist studying dna the material of genes that issues instructions to our bodies were also concluding that race as a biological category made no sense. the habit of three leading human heredity to the environment may be traced back but early 19th century racial thinkers turn it around deeming it a permanent marker four and eight superiority not until the 1850's on the environment care rescued with charles darwin changes species they describe a world much longer reaping that heredity was not fixed and generation after generation things change interest bonds to their surroundings. arguments over race in the human genome decided leaving us with some intriguing data about personal appearance. prevailing racial schemes now rest once again on concept of skin color. b
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Apr 5, 2010 3:30pm EDT
. cable's latest gift to america. >> this year studentcam competition asked middle and high school students to create a video dealing with one the country's greatest strength or the challenge. here's one of the third place winners. >> just from the time this video have been playing, two people have already died from hunger. although world hunger is very important issue, i'm going to focus about one country. a country where 49 million people are struggling with hunger. but only 26.5 million get aid for it. a country where the number of people struggling with hunger has increased by 13 million people over the past year. and the country where one out of every eight people are struggling with hunger. this is the country that we live in. >> there's no excuse for the staggering number of hungry americans. last year 49 million people were in danger of going hungry. more than 4 million children didn't get enough to eat. >> the number of people seeking emergency food assistance in new york city is up 20.9% over last year. >> help the grow growing number of people who don't have enough to ea
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Apr 5, 2010 4:00pm EDT
9/11, the horror of what we witnessed, the means of terrorism and potential wmd strike in america that could collapse our economic system and drive down trust and confidence in the national institution and make the united states move with their objective, that in my judgment is all about war. >> okay. general mcmaster. >> i'd like to make a couple question points. prior to 9/11 we saw the security emerging from the most industrialized nations. when we saw that threat, we saw them mobilize. we could respond to that. i think now what bruce has mentioned, weapons of mass effect, the ability of terrorist organization to do something fundamentally different, terrorism is not a new phenomenon. what is new is the access to these disproductive weapons and also communications and the ability to take the agree -- grievances and connect them. i think it's for us to remember this is ill religious enemy who uses to motivate largely undereducated or illiterate young people to their cost. they exacerbate weakness and use weakness where there's lawlessness, and rule of law. for us to be effective
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Apr 2, 2010 6:30am EDT
colonial times immigrants from around the globe have traveled to america to seek their fortunes. from the industrial revolution to the great depression the united states has had her share of ups and downs. yet whether she is experiencing a recession or an economic boom, america remains the land where opportunities are abundant and the entrepreneur thrived. >> what we really stumbled into, when i was in high school, i guess a senior, my business partner, danny, was a junior. we were in a band. he bought some screen print supply and we made our own frame, our own screen out of like, you know, just wood that we cut, stretched the mesh over it and just did everything really primitive. stretched over a piece of glass to hold it in place. it really kind of started getting into printing for other bands, you know, doing some stuff for the school just for fun. we realized, hey, we could do a business out of this. so we kind of asked my dad for a little mini loan and he gave it to us. we kind of went from there. >> i decided to open a gourmet pasta company because it's something i've done and h
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Apr 2, 2010 8:30am EDT
strengths such as the military or freedom of speech, what is a great strength that america has. people do not really think about the free market economy and think of it as a great thing about america. it is one of the great things about america. we decided to make that our topic. we were able to find a lot of our local small businesses that we were able to intervene. it worked out pretty much perfect from there. >> what did you learn from your interviews? >> and learned a lot about what it takes to start business. when we interviewed the business owners, we did not focus on the forms you have to fill out, but what you as a person has to go through to the a business owner. anybody can start a business if you have the appropriate determination and drive. what one person told us was most true. not everyone can start a business. it takes an incredible amount of determination, motivation. not everybody has that. >> you also mentioned the american dream. describe that. >> since america was founded, people from other countries have been traveling here to seek a better life. the american dream is
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Apr 2, 2010 8:00pm EDT
and chairman of one of america's most transformative companies. long after their own places in history were secure, both president bill clinton and bill gates made it their passion to write an impressive new chapter in an effort to solve some of the world's most pressing problems. fighting hiv/aids has long been on the top of that list, and during a polarizing era in american politics it has been the kind of bipartisan success story that defines our democracy at its best. back in 1999 and 2000 i was pleased to work with jesse helms, bill frist, and many partners from both sides of the aisle to pass comprehensive hiv/aids legislation that laid the foundation. today, thanks to these programs, over 2.4 million people are receiving treatment and nearly 350,000 babies of hiv-positive mothers have been born hiv free. that is a tremendous accomplishment, but it is still not enough. what is more, we have made great strides against malaria. this in turn has cut childhood mortality in some areas by as much as one-third. the global fund, where every american dollar is matched twice over, has prevented
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Apr 3, 2010 2:00am EDT
? and what should america's government's relationship be to that country? we don't give foreign assistance to other countries for direct budget support. now that makes a lot of sense. when you first hear it, it makes enormous sense because we want to achieve certain specific examples -- excuse me, objectives -- and we sure as heck don't want to fund infective government. . experience as a physician with the health care system. if the end of this is, if the definition of success is they have their own health system and works as well as anybody could, given that amount of money, how or going to relate it to the government and how will the u.s. assistance program relate to the ngo program? to the ngo program? if you read the ghi report, there is a good description of what they did in bangladesh. you need to really work through this, i think. >> if i could ask a couple of things before we wrap up. africa has your doctors, fewer trained medical personnel than any other region and apparently continues to lose many of those who are trained to either north america or europe. i wonder how we can he
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Apr 3, 2010 11:30pm EDT
america." [applause] the judges said that herpes took a different look at a part of afghanistan that is rarely seen. for women in remote northeastern afghanistan it is not just buy ied's that pose a challenge on a daily basis. it is also the simple act of giving life. >> far away, she has delivered her baby. the baby is dead. it is her second child to die of the same birth defect. outside, her mother breaks the sad news to the father, but the mood in the delivery room is not what you would expect. remember, so many women died giving birth that surviving itself is a triumph over the odds. take you for my life, she says. my life is more important. i will have a child again. [applause] >> hello. it is really wonderful to be here at the awards dinner of the radio and television correspondents. in my work, i do not often get to stay in places with 24 hours of electricity and all this running water. it is especially terrific because of these young girls, eva and nicole. sadly, christine could not be here. [applause] did your mother come? where is melaney? hello, melaney. [applause] ho
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Apr 3, 2010 11:30pm EDT
eventually involves middle america and the center is? what is so wrong with wingnuts and i'm concerned when you talk about stopping them. isn't the idea of america to have free speech and allow america to express themselves any way they want to? >> i really appreciate that question. thank you. this is a great debate that has been going on. there are folks who've been trying to preach the idea that there is nothing more american than viewing colleges as an all or nothing bloodsport. that is as american as apple pie and of course it is absolutism disguised as apple pie. it is always, i'm not saying president obama wasn't born in america. i am just asking the question. wingnuts right now love to wrap themselves up in the american flag, and there is the sense that they are the true defenders of the founding fathers and it promotes an idea that i find air again. any political party should resume the american flag or the bible or the word of concept and freedom. the founding fathers as a reality check, weren't focused on uniting the nation, not dividing it. hamilton, madison warned about the dang
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Apr 4, 2010 11:30am EDT
people from both sides of the aisle. jack kemp big power empower america, jack kemp and bill bennett our far right. for their support of nafta. we thought that's going to cause us trouble with our ranks. but one of the reasons he was successful was that he did take approach down the middle. one of the reasons that he took the approach down the middle was the elephant stampede in 1994. i don't know if that happens to barack obama in 2010. we will see, but obviously some people predict that is what will happen. now if you get 35 seats for the republicans in 2010, will policy be more down the middle, more bipartisan? i don't know. >> host: but when it breaks effort plan, to some extent, is with the monica lewinsky and the impeachment thing. which i think historians will have some real trouble wrestling trying to figure out was that a great moral issue that the republicans took on tuesday, or was that some amazing piece of insanity were we all became polarized over something that was, should not have been our focus? >> guest: you probably know him my view. i wrote a book of on this. i that i
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Apr 4, 2010 3:30pm EDT
typically is slightly to the right of center. >> america is a center-right nation but slightly. this is what the friends forget is the center right nation but it's a center-right mentioned not a right nation which is how they win the elections. to your point, to your second point i think about the drift in american politics it is important because there is a reality check folks need to have. folks in the party this year have been pushing the illogical. the test. they want to prove by checklists you're a good honest republican. >> this was after the incident of upstate new york. >> right. one of the ironic things is if you talk to conservatives and there are thoughtful people, they always hold ronald reagan and goldwater as the icons. the irony is they couldn't pass the it alogical tests today. goldwater was pro-choice in favor of the gays in the military decades ago. reagan signed a liberal abortion law, grew the size of government and preside over tax increases when necessary but as governor and president and principled people, leaders of the conservative movement but when you try to dumdum
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Apr 5, 2010 9:00pm EDT
. with mandela and the king the fund inspiration from gandhi and the liberation hero. america's anti-apartheid movement was largely set in motion by black americans like randall robinson and south africa's afrikaners white settlers of dutch and french extraction who initiated the formal part by state or the spending architectural image of america's white southerners both groups invented full-court tales of how the conquer hostel play and and hostile dark skinned people delivering civilization, religion and technology to welcome savage. south africans translate the work colloquially as red neck. there's a popular story told in south africa perhaps. it goes like this, a white south africans traveled to the united states in the mid 80's and landed at o'hare international airport in chicago. at customs, a white american immigration officer summed silently to the south africans passport for a minute or two prompting the white south african traveller to ask the middle-aged officer if there was a problem. so your from south africa, the officer asked without looking up. his on-again, the tra
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Apr 3, 2010 8:30pm EDT
the problem today. it is not america. it is an american. that is all that i have to say. thank you. [applause] >> i guess but we could take some questions if you like. >> man asked if either counsel wants to say something? >> -- may i ask either counsel wants to say something? >> good idea. do you want to chime in? >> i agree with the decision of the court. the thing that i found disturbing as an advocate was something that some of you alluded to which was the leaders of other issues that were there. -- the leaders of other issues that were there. -- of the layers -- of the layers the late -- the layers of other issues that were there. i was also grappling with this area. i eat due to see the tension in the doctrine, which is the enormously -- i do see the tension in the doctrine. this applies to matters. the evolution has different strands going different ways did you do have this very strong doctrine and did you have this concern for the politically marginal and disenfranchised alien. i really like your point about public health. it puts this on the back burner the immigrants are the people
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Apr 3, 2010 2:30am EDT
, was cutting people's taxes across america. we're also making investments in our infrastructure, from interstate highways to broadband networks. that not only creates private sector jobs, but is also creates the platform, a better environment, in which business can prosper. it's also what we did through the jobs bill that i signed into law just recently, a bill that cuts taxes for small businesses who hire unemployed workers, and that allows companies to write off investments in equipment, like some of the equipment that we just saw here today, and that encourages job creation by spurring investments in school renovation and clean energy projects and road construction -- all of which builds on the investments that we've put into place last year through the recovery act. so as a consequence of all these investments, we've promoted innovation in the private sector not just to create jobs, but also to help america lead in the growth industries of the 21st century. see, i want to improve the short-term jobs picture, but i also want to improve the long- term prospects for our economy. and
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Apr 4, 2010 6:30am EDT
determination to stand with them and share their dangers was the first tangible sign that many had that america actually did care about what happened to them and their country. he showed them the best side of america. his example, i think, should serve as an example for not only ambassadors, but for americans as a whole or anybody. his determination to work with the british, to do everything he could to help the british delicacy that a have an effect t it did succeed. >> on his predecessor, joe kennedy, this great line after meeting. kennedy is all excited. isn't it wonderful that the crisis is over and now i can get back to palm beach after all. the new york times, they ran an editorial. one of the toughest and biggest jobs that the president, his mission was one of the toughest and biggest jobs the president can get. he has to explain to a country that is daily being bombed why a country safely 3,000 miles away wants to help it will not fight. that is a difficult thing to tell a person whose home has just been wrecked by a bomb. my question is how was the reporting of u.s. correspondents news
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Apr 4, 2010 8:00pm EDT
race in america. i of familiar with the truly gigantic literature that explains the meaning and honest to god reality of the existence of race when it meets black. in comparison with this preoccupation the statutory and biological definitions of plate race remain notoriously vague. though the beings of what is not black. but this of vagueness does not indicate a lack of interest. but lack to the contrary vast historical literature match less known today explains the meaning importance and honest to god reality of the existence of white racist. it may seem odd to begin a book on americans and antiquity a point* long before europeans discovered the western hemisphere and thousands of years before the invention of concept of race but given the prevalence of the notion that it is permanent many believe it is possible to trace something recognizable back more than 2,000 years and not the westerners have tried to rationalize antiquity making an ancient history and to white race and classics into a little white field complete with pictures of blond ancient greeks. turning into a anglo-saxon a
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Apr 5, 2010 11:30pm EDT
was saved by to america in san 1923 earthquake they brought my eighth father in their ship then these two americans were captured as war prisoners and guam sell my mother started to sell clothing and we helped them, not only these two fellows but the others. >> host: you had to do it very quietly? >> guest: my father y s chased by the police. one time the kids are fascinated and my father disappears because the police were following us. >> host: they thought he was disloyal to the emperor? >> guest: anybody having much to do with the foreigners was a suspect. >> host: how do you get to the u.s.? did you ever think you would come here after being bombed >> guest: these two fellows who were prisoners of war left a will that his widow has to take care of one of us. but that did not materialize because i think the business didn't do as well. so that prompted the idea but i was just raised to bep&ñ housewife. [laughter] i never ever had any ambition to be professional my parents even switched to french when they talked about money because we were to be kept innocent. [laughter] >> host: did
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Apr 6, 2010 12:00am EDT
hoses. the harsh realities of being black in america were impossible to avoid. i came of age with the assassination of martin luther king. i got called nigger and i listen to white man called my mother girl. i sat in the back of the bus, attended a segregated school, i have in the, drank from, and relieve myself at the facilities reserved for people like me. and i suffered all of the psychological, if not physical, damage attendant on those experiences. from that perspective, my life is so much better, and the u.s. is a much better place. but, you know, my life is not the whole story. and i see that daily in the works that i used to provide educational opportunities for all children, especially low- income kids of color who have such a particularly difficult time breaking the cycle of under education and poverty that have haunted and help their families captive for generations after generation. today, these kids' lives looked little different from the lives of children half a century ago and more. they live under a cycle of poverty that the streets what they can be, what they
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